12/21/2012 11:21 EST | Updated 02/20/2013 05:12 EST

Mounties in B.C.'s north investigate shooting death of 18-year-old woman

VANDERHOOF, B.C. - Mounties in northern British Columbia say they're investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman.

The Vanderhoof RCMP says it was notified late Thursday afternoon of a female suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound being transported to the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia.

Vanderhoof is located 97 kilometres west of Prince George where the hospital is located.

Police say the victim underwent surgery but later succumbed to her injuries.

Mounties say the investigation is in its early stages and they`re asking anybody with information on the incident to contact them or Crime Stoppers.

Police did not release the victim`s identity.